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#SXSW: Austin Regular Rodriquez First-Looks Predators

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 3, 2010 at 11:59AM

The SXSW attractions are mounting up. Now Austin-local producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal will unveil footage from their upcoming remake of the Schwarzennegger flick Predators on March 12 at the Alamo Ritz at 10 pm. SXSW will also host the world premiere of Géla Babluani’s 13 as part of the SX Fantastic midnight section. The 2010 SXSW takes place March 12 – March 20.
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The SXSW attractions are mounting up. Now Austin-local producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal will unveil footage from their upcoming remake of the Schwarzennegger flick Predators on March 12 at the Alamo Ritz at 10 pm. SXSW will also host the world premiere of Géla Babluani’s 13 as part of the SX Fantastic midnight section. The 2010 SXSW takes place March 12 – March 20.

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Rodriguez shot Predators on location at his Austin Troublemaker Studios with director Antal. Mercenary Royce (Adrien Brody) leads a group of warriors who realize they’re assembled on an alien planet as prey (wasn't this a Twilight Zone episode?). 13 is a remake of the 2005 French film.

UPDATE: Here's a useful grid view of the SXSW schedule.

This article is related to: Festivals, Genres, SXSW, Remake


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.